A Pre-employment English Assessment Practice Test!

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A Pre-employment English Assessment Practice Test!

Below is A Pre-employment English Assessment Practice Test! For you to hold a position in some companies, you need to show that you have a perfect understanding of the English language when it comes to communication, writing, and reading. Do you think that you have what it takes to pass them all, how about you take the quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Reading Comprehension:  A dog is bigger than a mouse but smaller than an elephant.
    • A. 

      A dog is smaller than a mouse.

    • B. 

      A dog is very big.

    • C. 

      A dog is the biggest.

    • D. 

      An elephant is bigger than a dog.

  • 2. 
    Verb Forms: We usually ______ dinner at 8:00 p.m.
    • A. 

      Eat

    • B. 

      Eating

    • C. 

      Never have eaten

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 3. 
    Verb Forms: Yesterday, we ______ a very interesting conference call about the new ERP project. 
    • A. 

      Are having

    • B. 

      Have

    • C. 

      Had

    • D. 

      Were had

  • 4. 
    Verb: The plane _____ at New York's Kennedy Airport. 
    • A. 

      Took off

    • B. 

      Took down

    • C. 

      Landed

    • D. 

      Drove

  • 5. 
    Compound Nouns: Thomas White, who orchestrated ___________ rescue packages, will address the group.
    • A. 

      Multi billion-dollars

    • B. 

      Multi billions dollars

    • C. 

      Multi billion-dollar

    • D. 

      Multi billion dollar

  • 6. 
    Prepositions: The computer printer is _______ the table ______ the computer.
    • A. 

      On ---- at

    • B. 

      On ---- next to

    • C. 

      On ---- on

    • D. 

      On ---- under

  • 7. 
    Prepositions: She always gets up early ______ the morning, so she can make it to class ______ time.
    • A. 

      By ---- in

    • B. 

      In ---- in

    • C. 

      On ---- on

    • D. 

      In ---- on

  • 8. 
    Context Clues: I took the tome off the shelf and opened it to page 94. Then I began to read. Tome means...
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Clues

    • C. 

      A book

    • D. 

      A cigarette

  • 9. 
    The next 6 questions are related to one paragraph, stated below. Each of the 6 questions will contain the same paragraph so you can refer to it. Reading Comprehension: The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favored by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930s. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q1: Most poetry published in the South:
    • A. 

      Was cheerful in mood

    • B. 

      Was melancholic

    • C. 

      Did not reflect one of the familiar moods of the romantics

    • D. 

      Was written by Edgar Allan Poe

  • 10. 
    Reading Comprehension: The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favored by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930s. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q2: Poe had a preference for poems that dealt with:
    • A. 

      The death of a child

    • B. 

      Byronic despair

    • C. 

      Southern belles

    • D. 

      The death of a beautiful woman

  • 11. 
    Reading Comprehension: The "taint of melancholy," which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty, was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that Southern poets should so favor this particular mood. From the challenging anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930s. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q3: The author implies that Southern belles:
    • A. 

      May often have been delicately sad

    • B. 

      May often have died young

    • C. 

      May have written many poems

    • D. 

      May have lived very melancholy lives

  • 12. 
    Reading Comprehension: The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favored by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930s. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messenger did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messenger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q4: The Messenger published:
    • A. 

      Only melancholy poems

    • B. 

      Only female poets

    • C. 

      Only Southern poets who wrote melancholy poems

    • D. 

      Many poems about death

  • 13. 
    Reading Comprehension: The "taint of melancholy" which Edgar Allan Poe throughout his life associated with the more "soulful" aspects of beauty was, of course, one of the familiar moods of romantics everywhere. But it is somewhat unusual that this particular mood should be so favoured by Southern poets. From the defiant anguish reminiscent of Byron to the delicate sadness characteristic of female poets like Mrs. Felicia Hemans, the whole range of melancholy feeling could be found in the pages of The Messenger during the 1930's. This is not to say that the magazine published only the poems of the Southern poetasters who invoked melancholy. The significant point is that the Southern poets whom The Messager did publish were prone to exploit melancholy. Poems on Poe's favorite subject, the death of a beautiful woman, were numerous enough in The Messanger to make us feel some retroactive concern about the durability of Southern belles. Q5: The words "reminiscent of" mean most nearly:
    • A. 

      Prominent in

    • B. 

      Recalling

    • C. 

      Absent in

    • D. 

      Favored by

  • 14. 
    Prepositions: The professor said ________ the first day of the course that there would be a big final test _______ the end of the semester.
    • A. 

      At ---- on

    • B. 

      At ---- at

    • C. 

      On ---- at

    • D. 

      On ---- in

  • 15. 
    Context Clues: The thought of eating a rat is abhorrent to most people.
    • A. 

      Fun, lively

    • B. 

      Horrible, repugnant

    • C. 

      Delicious, tasty

    • D. 

      Sweet, sugary

  • 16. 
    Verb Tenses: Usually, I (work) ______________ as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) ______________ French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.
    • A. 

      Am working ---- was studying

    • B. 

      Worked ---- studied

    • C. 

      Work ---- am studying

    • D. 

      Am working ---- am studying

  • 17. 
    Pronouns:  If you happen to see your parents this weekend, give ___ my best regards.
    • A. 

      Her

    • B. 

      Him

    • C. 

      Them

    • D. 

      They

  • 18. 
    Tag Questions: You'll be leaving for Los Angeles soon, __________ ? 
    • A. 

      Won't you?

    • B. 

      Don't you?

    • C. 

      Aren't you?

    • D. 

      Shouldn't you?

  • 19. 
    Subject-Verb Agreement: Choose the sentence in which the subjects and verbs have been correctly identified and in which the subjects and verbs agree.
    • A. 

      At the end of the story, they was living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - was living

    • B. 

      At the end of the story, they were living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - were living

    • C. 

      At the end of the story, they were living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - were living happily ever after

    • D. 

      At the end of the story, they was living happily ever after. Subject - they; Verb - was

  • 20. 
    Context Clues: You can trust the salesmen at that store because they always conduct business in an aboveboard manner.
    • A. 

      Honestly, openly

    • B. 

      Sneaky, dishonest

    • C. 

      Horrible, repugnant

    • D. 

      Strange, unusual

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